Journalism majors should have a strong in interest in news, writing and story telling. Backed by a strong foundation in law and ethics, students learn to report news across a variety of platforms, from print, to the Web, to broadcast, and they learn how to work as public relations practitioners.
Public Affairs Reporting, Broadcast Journalism, Sports Media Relations
120 total hours including 45/46 hours of journalism and 65 hours of liberal arts and sciences.
Departmental Honors Program
Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation
Journalism, Communications, Political Science, History, Law, Sociology
Course Catalog Listing
http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=34&poid=5278 (Broadcast Journalism)
http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=34&poid=5277 (Public Affairs Reporting)
http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=34&poid=5279 (Sports Media Relations)
Typical Starting Positions
Public Relations Assistant
Well Known Companies that Hire EIU Graduates
Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Readers Digest, Time Out Chicago magazine, Associated Press, State Farm Insurance, Allstate Insurance, Bloomberg News, Detroit Free Press, Al Jazeera English, Indianapolis Star, Country Music Television, WBBM-TV (Chicago), Paramount Pictures, WCIA-TV (Champaign, Ill.), WTHI-TV (Terre Haute, Ind.), Comcast Sports Chicago
Ted Gregory, part of a team of Chicago Tribune reporters that won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2008; David Kidwell, part of a team of Miami Herald reporters that won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news in 2001; Cam Simpson, foreign correspondent for Bloomberg News.